Preparing To Study Abroad
This guideline can be used not only for Australia but also for many other countries. Studying abroad is a big challenge to many students. There are many things to take care of and to be planned thoroughly. I'm going to show you common tasks you need to finish before studying overseas.
InsuranceIt is required by Australia Governments and possibly many other countries that international students must have proper insurance covers. Hospital and medical expenses can be extremely high in all developed countries. You never know when you are going to use your insurance. When you come to the point of using it, it can be very costly if you are not covered. Moreover, as an overseas student, your insurance can be less than half of the normal insurance fee. Therefore, you always have to make sure you have proper health insurance.
Passport, Visa and Offer LetterThese are all important documents which are required when you take a flight to enter Australia and when you enroll in your university. Make sure you have all the materials ready. Furthermore, it's a good practice to take copies of all the documents so that even when you lose your luggages, you still have evidence for what you claim to be or to have.
Banking and MoneyHaving a bank account is a must in all Western countries. You can open a bank account in Australia from your home country or after you arrive here. The process is very easy and straight forward.
If you open a bank account when you arrive here, you can just bring your passport and the offer letter from your university to a branch of Commonwealth Bank or ANZ Bank. They will instantly open a new account with no monthly fee since you are a full time student.
Check Out The WeatherThere are four seasons in Australia in the following sequence:
> Summer: December to February
> Autumn: March to May
> Winter: June to August
> Spring: September to November
This means the mid-year break happens in winter and the Christmas takes place in Summer. In general, Australia is a very dry place so summer can get much hotter. Check out the temperature of the place you are gonna come and when you will come also decides what you should bring with you. As a result, you can be mentally prepared.